Tuesday, May 13, 2014

1) PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PAPUA AGREE ON COOPERATION

1) PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PAPUA AGREE ON COOPERATION
2) LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROVIDES LITTLE SUPPORT TO PAPUA BATIK MAKERS

3) Timika residents protest  murder investigation  
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1) PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PAPUA AGREE ON COOPERATION

Jayapura, 12/5 (Jubi) – Indonesia and Papua New Guinea agreed to promote cooperation in economic, health and education sectors, especially in Papua province.
The agreement was made during a bilateral meeting between the two countries in Bali from 8–9 May.
“We called on the government of Sandaun (province) to visit Indonesia because both countries have a long-lasting relationship. Then an unexpected problem suddenly emerged in the border, so we discussed this issue further,” First Assistant to Papua’s People Welfare department, Doren Wakerwa, said in Jayapura on Monday (12/5).
He said the purpose of the meeting, attended by Indonesian Minister of Political Security and Legal Affairs Djoko Suyanto Minister of Internal Affairs Gamawan Fauzi was to enhance cooperation between two countries to manage border issues.
“We hope the Government of PNG can help Indonesia to manage the issues caused by irresponsible persons at their area and to monitor their citizens when crossing the border of both countries,” Wakerwa said.
He said good communication will contribute to peace and security at the border.
“Security in Papua is the responsibility of both sides, so we keep continue to work together to reduce gaps at the border,” he added.
Wakerkwa said both governments refused to be drawn into a blame game for a recent shooting incident in the border but were taking preventive measures to ensure similar incidents would not be happen again in the future.
“We talked about the last incident occurred on 5 April and other incidents happened in Merauke. The point is we discussed some cross-border issues to reduce gaps at the border area,” he said.
The Head of Papua’s Education Department, Alex Wonda said his office the Education Department of PNG’s Sendaun Province has asked Papua to send 16 teachers to its vocational schools. In response to the request, the provincial education department has sent an official letter to the regencies/municipality education offices to support the program. (Jubi/Alex/rom)
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2) LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROVIDES LITTLE SUPPORT TO PAPUA BATIK MAKERS



Jayapura, 12/5 (Jubi) – The local government is paying little attention to indigenous batik makers, a Papuan batik maker, Jimmy Affar, said.
He said the government was simply showing interest by occasionally purchasing some items at exhibitions only.
“If the exhibition was over, they ignore the Papuan batik and the makers. Their concern is only limited to buying and ordering but not to empower the traditional heritage of Papua,” Affar said on Monday (12/5).
He said if the local government was concerned about the indigenous batik makers, they should not print or order the batik from other regions.
“We asked for a regional law on the protection of Papua wisdom. Did they issue it? And moreover, the government couldn’t see what is our recent needs,” he said.
He hopes the government could protect the batik makers as well as the Papua batik. “Please not just talking. Though we got support from the government, but it’s not enough. However, we are grateful that our consumers still appreciate the Papua batik and really understand that there was a meaning and history behind the process of batik made by Papuan women. We keep talk about this because the process of batik making in Papua is different to its kind that imported from outside Papua,” he said.
Earlier, at the end of April, the Deputy Minister of Education and Culture Wiendu Nuryanti said Papua is very rich and unique, that it has both beautiful places and culture and art as well. Papua batik is potential to penetrate the world market. “Keep Papua batik for not imitating the motifs of Javanese Batik. Keep it from taking some motifs from other regions. I hope there would be a new motif from Papua Batik so it could enrich the Indonesian art of batik,” Nuryanti said.  (Jubi / Arjuna/rom)



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3) Timika residents protest  murder investigation  
Nethy Dharma Somba, The Jakarta Post, Jayapura | Archipelago | Tue, May 13 2014, 6:36 PM


Residents of Timika blocked a road heading to Kuala Kencana, Papua, demanding the police immediately capture and process two suspected-murderers, on Tuesday.
A resident, identified as Kruwet, was with another man, Daniel Namon, on Monday night when they were attacked by two unidentified men wielding machetes.
Daniel managed to flee the scene and locked himself in his house while Kruwet was severely wounded and died en route to hospital.
The Papua Regional Police are currently questioning two eye witnesses, Daniel and a woman named Sri Lestari.
Mimika Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Jeremias Rontini and Mimika Regent Alosius You negotiated with Supriadi, one of Timika residents who blocked the road. He agreed to clear the road as long as the police arrested the perpetrators within a month.
"The group had blocked the road since 9 a.m. but have taken down their tents after the negotiations. However, the National Police and the Indonesian Military (TNI) remain at the scene," Papua Regional Police spokesman Sr. Comr Pudjo Sulistyo said. (fss/dic)

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